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Open Days

  • Saturday 29 June 2019, 9.30am - 4.00pm
  • Saturday 12 October 2019, 9.30am - 4.00pm
  • Thursday 31 October 2019, 9.30am - 4.00pm
  • Saturday 16 November 2019, 9.30am - 4.00pm

At our Open Days we welcome everyone to experience a day in the life of a vibrant community focused University where you are known by name and not a number.

We've got live music, a musical theatre showcase, dance classes, a theatre and acting workshop, sports lab sessions and sample lectures so you can picture yourself at the University of Chichester.

Campus and accommodation tours will be running throughout the day and all our facilities will be open for you to explore.

Our friendly student ambassadors are on hand to share their experience of life at University and how to prepare for it, so ask them anything as they are there to give you their insight. You will also be able to chat one-to-one with our academics in our Meet and Greet Zone and our student support staff in our Student Advice Zone.

This is your opportunity to ask our students and staff anything to ensure you make the right decision for your future. People really matter here and we hope you get a sense of what we can offer you by coming to one of our Open Days.

Read Kiera's blog about her guide to the Open Day. 


How do I book an Open Day?

Open Days can be booked through your ChiView account found via the Applicant and Enquirers Portal link on our homepage. 

You ChiView account will give you easy access to all the Open Day communications, programmes, applications and subscriptions from the University of Chichester. 

If you haven't got a ChiView account, just fill out our quick and easy form and you'll be sent a ChiView username and password via email. 

Top tip: Make sure you add us as a 'Safe Sender' in your email settings and check your Junk mailbox just in case! 

Why do I need a ChiView account?

Your ChiView account gives you the ability to access all your personal information for University of Chichester communications, events, applications and subscriptions. You can book onto Open Days, explore the Open Day programme and let us know what information you would like to hear from us. 

Register for a ChiView account

How do I confirm I have booked onto an Open Day?

We’re excited you’ve booked onto our Open Day! 

You will have received a booking confirmation email with your own unique QR code which you need to scan at Registration to confirm your arrival.

Can’t find your booking confirmation? No need to worry, you can resend this to yourself by logging into your ChiView account and going to My Booked Events.

Top tip: Make sure you add us as a 'Safe Sender' in your email settings and check your Junk mailbox just in case! 

Which campus do I need to go to?

Business School - Bognor Regis campus

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Studies
  • Data Science
  • Digital Marketing
  • Environmental Management and Sustainability in Business
  • Event Management
  • Event and Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • IT Management for Business
  • Marketing
  • Software Development for Business
  • Tourism Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Mathematics and Finance

Childhood, Social Work and Social Care - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Health and Social Care
  • Working with Children and Young Families
  • Social Work

Creative and Digital Technologies - Bognor Regis campus

  • 3D Animation and Visual Effects
  • Audio Production and Music Technologies
  • Digital Film Production
  • Digital Film Technologies
  • Esports
  • Sports Media
  • Media and Communications
  • Screen Acting and Creative Technologies
  • Screenwriting

Dance - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Dance
  • Dance Studies (Top-up)
  • Dance Performance
  • Dance Science

Institute of Education - Bognor Regis campus

  • Primary Teaching
  • Primary Teaching (Early Years)
  • PGCE Primary or Secondary
  • Education, Special Needs and Disability
  • Education
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Teaching for Key Stage 2/3
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Education and Mathematics

Engineering and Design - Bognor Regis campus

  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product Design
  • Product Design Innovation
  • Sports Engineering

English and Creative Writing - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Creative Writing
  • English Literature and Creative Writing
  • English Literature and Language
  • English Literature and Drama Studies

Fine Art - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Fine Art

History - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • History
  • Medieval and Early Modern History
  • Modern History
  • Politics
  • Politics and Contemporary History

Law - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • LLB Law
  • Law, Philosophy and Ethics

Music - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Acting for Film
  • Charity Development
  • Choral Directing
  • Instrumental Teaching
  • Jazz Performance
  • Music
  • Music Performance
  • Music with Jazz Studies
  • Music with Teaching
  • Music with Workshop Leadership
  • Music, Marketing and Administration
  • Orchestral Performance
  • Performance
  • Vocal Performance
  • Vocal Teaching

Musical Theatre - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Musical Theatre
  • Musical Theatre Performance

Psychology and Counselling - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Counselling (certificate)
  • Humanistic Counselling
  • Psychology

Sport - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Community Sport Coaching
  • Football Coaching and Performance
  • Outdoor and Adventure Education
  • Physical Education and Sports Coaching
  • Physical Education in the Primary Years
  • Physical Education in the Secondary Years
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Science (Performance Sailing)
  • Sport and Exercise Science (Physical Activity for Health)
  • Sport and Exercise Science (Sport Performance)
  • Sport Business and Management
  • Sport Development and Coaching
  • Sport Science and Coaching
  • Sports Studies
  • Sports Media
  • Sports Therapy

Theatre - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Acting
  • Drama and Theatre
  • Theatre

Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Religion, Ethics and Society
  • Theology

How to find us

With fantastic transport links and A roads we are easy to get to. 

Winchester: under an hours drive and just over an hour on the train.

Portsmouth and Southampton: less than a 20 minutes drive from Portsmouth and 40 minutes from Southampton, straight along the A27. Both are on the same train route which is under an hour from Southampton and less than 30 minutes from Portsmouth.

London: Most trains from the North of England will come through London, where there are trains to Chichester and Bognor Regis from London Victoria every hour.

Take a look at our how to find us page.

Walking directions - Bishop Otter campus (Chichester)

Walking directions - Bognor Regis campus

How long does an Open Day take?

Our Open Days run between 9.30am - 4.00pm, and we have a series of activities and talks throughout the day. Most visitors spend around 4 hours with us although there is no minimum or maximum time limit.

You will be able to view the Open Day programme from May - a perfect opportunity to plan your day before you arrive!

A visitor in my group has a disability, how will this affect my visit?

Here at the University of Chichester we are committed to providing equal opportunities for all students and visitors. All subject stands and talks are located in wheelchair accessible rooms, and both campuses have wheelchair friendly campus tour routes. 

We have plenty of designated disabled parking spaces on both campuses.

If you have concerns over accessibility, please contact our Open Day team on (01243) 816000 or email

Is there visitor parking on campus?

Free parking is available on both campuses, plus there alternative public parking options nearby. Both campuses are accessible by bus and train - please see our how to find us page for further information.

How many people can I bring with me on the Open Day?

There is no limit to the number of guests you bring with you to an Open Day; some visitors will bring family and friends, while others may attend alone. It is okay to bring more guests than originally indicated on your booking form.

Will I be able to get advice about completing my UCAS application?

Yes, we will have staff available on both campuses from our Admissions office, able to offer advice and guidance on completing your UCAS form, personal statements and interviews.

How long do the subject talks take?

Subject talks usually take between 30 and 45 minutes. The Open Day programme will be on your ChiView account so that you can plan your day before you arrive. 

Why does my subject area not offer a talk?

For some subject areas, academic staff prefer to speak to students on a 1-to-1 basis throughout the day, so you can get the answers to all your questions! 

I am no longer able to attend the Open Day, how can I arrange another visit?

We have a number of different opportunities for you to visit the University, either before or after you apply. There may be another Open Day which is more convenient for you; if you would like to change your booking, please email us at

If you are unable to attend another Open Day, we run regular campus tours of both campuses. If you are unable to attend either a scheduled Open Day or campus tour, please call us on (01243) 816000 to arrange a personal visit.